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Readers’ Choice Poll Winners 2021

The best Washington state has to offer

Ballard’s Majestic Bay Theatres was voted tops for movies.

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Readers chose Musang as the Best New Restaurant in 2020.

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‘Best of 2020’ Readers Choice Survey Results

Amid the chaos of 2020, your favorite Seattle staples still shined through

Readers chose Musang as the Best New Restaurant.

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The Best of Seattle in 2019

A few of our favorite things

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue as part of our Best of 2019 cover story. Click here to subscribe. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… just kidding. This account of our 2019 highlights features none of Julie Andrews’ favorite things (though crisp apple strudel sounds like the perfect antidote to most of the year’s…

Lauren Alexander, Andrew Hoge, Daria Kroupoderova, Chelsea Lin, Jorn Peterson, Ariel Shearer and Gemma Wilson

Best of 2019: Seattle Chef and Restaurateur Melissa Miranda

Chef Melissa Miranda doesn’t just make killer food, she’s a force for good in the Seattle restaurant scene. From her new Beacon Hill Filipinx restaurant Musang, Miranda weighs in on the food and the community that inspire her

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue as part of our Best of 2019 cover story. Click here to subscribe. As told to Gemma Wilson The whole concept of Musang, from the beginning, was lutong bahay, which means “home-cooked.” So, to find a space in a house? Incredible. I want to highlight the ancestral houses in the…

Gemma Wilson

Best of 2019: CBD Becomes Seattle’s Favorite Way to Chill

Has everyone around here found bliss or is it just the CBD?

From left: The Royal Treatment, Blackberry Buzz and The Jitterbug from Cleen Craft

Daria Kroupoderova

Best of 2019: Our Favorite Seattle Bites

Editor-in-chief Chelsea Lin eats out more than she’d like to admit—all in the name of research, of course. Here, she shares her 10 best meals of the year

Adjarian khachapuri from Dacha Diner

Chelsea Lin

Best of 2019: Seattle’s September Lighting Storm

More than 2,000 lightning strikes occurred between 6 and 11 p.m.

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue as part of our Best of 2019 cover story. Click here to subscribe. Move over Snowpocalypse, our favorite storm-watching came on September 7, when Seattle saw the most electrifying lightning storm in recent memory. Many of us watched like little kids as lightning strikes—more than 2,000 between 6 and 11…

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Best of 2019: Our Favorite Seattleites

In a year full of awful news, the stories of these everyday heroes helped keep the joy alive

Muralist Desmond Hansen

Ariel Shearer & Jorn Peterson